Rooney Mara fears a sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie is unlikely to come to fruition. The actress starred opposite Daniel Craig in the 2011 Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel of the same name, but she doubts the book's follow-up, The Girl Who Played With Fire, will ever be produced.
The film's director David Fincher recently gave fans hope by suggesting the second movie was in the writing stage, but Mara doubts it will ever make it to the big screen.
Mara tells E! Online, "I don't think it's going to happen. I'm sad never to do it again, but it just doesn't seem like it's in the cards."
Comedian Jon Stewart has become the last of the long-running U.S. late night hosts to step down after revealing he plans to quit The Daily Show later this year (15). Stewart, who made the announcement during Tuesday's (10Feb15) taping of his political satire programme, has fronted the popular, multi-award-winning comedy programme for 17 years.
Confirming the news, Michele Ganeless, the president of Comedy Central, the network behind The Daily Show says, "For the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honour and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera.
"Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family."
Stewart took over the popular show in 1999, and has won 18 Emmy Awards, including 10 consecutive wins for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series.
Stewart stepped down from his hosting duties in the summer of 2013 to direct political drama Rosewater, and recently hinted to Jerry Seinfeld in his webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee that he would have no qualms about leaving the programme in the near future.
When asked where he saw himself in 10 years, Stewart replied, "Putting in 15 years - nobody's going to do 30 years of television again. I'm not interested in just going in and hitting the ruts that I've worn out.
"It's going to be time to hand it off, and go, 'I'm kind of out.' That doesn't mean I don't still love doing it. But I'm finally getting to the place in my head where I'm like, 'When it goes, I'm gonna be very OK with that."
Stewart's former Daily Show regular-turned-show host Stephen Colbert wrapped up his The Colbert Report on Comedy Central late last year (Dec14) after announcing he would be replacing outgoing The Late Show host David Letterman.
Craig Ferguson also stepped down as the host of The Late Late Show in December (14) and will be replaced permanently next month (Mar15) by fellow Brit James Corden.
Sam Smith was the toast of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15), walking away with four of the six honors he was nominated for, including the coveted Record of the Year.
The British soul sensation kicked off his celebrations early after claiming the very first award of the televised show for Best New Artist. He soon followed it up with the Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour, and was back onstage towards the end of the Los Angeles ceremony to wrap up his big night with wins for Song of the Year and Record of the Year for Stay With Me.
Taking to the stage for the fourth time, Smith poked fun at the ex-boyfriend who inspired the album, saying, "This is the best night of my life. I wanna thank the man who this record is about... Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys!"
Fellow six-time nominees Beyonce and Pharrell Williams each went home as triple winners, while Beck landed Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for Morning Phase - and almost had Kanye West repeat his infamous stage invasion at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when he interrupted Taylor Swift to defend his pal Beyonce's honor. This time, the rapper approached Beck as he collected the Album of the Year accolade, which Beyonce was also nominated for, and pretended to head towards the mic, before laughing and returning to his seat in the front row - much to everyone's amusement.
AC/DC got the Grammy Awards off to a rocking start with a hits medley, while Madonna dazzled the Staples Center audience in a red and black matador costume to sing her new release Living For Love, and Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney staged the first ever performance of their new collaboration, FourFiveSeconds.
Other performance highlights at the event, hosted by LL Cool J, came from Ed Sheeran and Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne; Katy Perry, who honored victims of domestic violence with a powerful rendition of By The Grace of God; Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige's soulful collaboration on Stay With Me, and Pharrell Williams, who gave his Happy tune a gospel makeover, complete with Hans Zimmer on guitar and Lang Lang on piano.
The full list of winners at the 2015 Grammy Awards is:
Record Of The Year - Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith
Album Of The Year - Morning Phase by Beck
Song Of The Year - Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith
Best New Artist - Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance - Happy by Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Say Something by A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Cheek To Cheek by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Best Pop Vocal Album - In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith
Best Dance Recording - Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Best Dance/Electronic Album - Syro by Aphex Twin
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - Bass & Mandolin by Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Best Rock Performance - Lazaretto by Jack White
Best Metal Performance - The Last In Line by Tenacious D
Best Rock Song - Ain't It Fun by Paramore
Best Rock Album - Morning Phase by Beck
Best Alternative Music Album - St. Vincent by St. Vincent
Best R&B Performance - Drunk In Love by Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best Traditional R&B Performance - Jesus Children by Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Best R&B Song - Drunk In Love by Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best Urban Contemporary Album - Girl by Pharrell Williams
Best R&B Album - Love, Marriage & Divorce by Toni Braxton & Babyface
Best Rap Performance - I by Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - The Monster by Eminem featuring Rihanna
Best Rap Song - I by Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Album - The Marshall Mathers LP2 by Eminem
Best Country Solo Performance - Something In The Water by Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance - Gentle On My Mind by The Band Perry
Best Country Song - I'm Not Gonna Miss You by Glen Campbell
Best Country Album - Platinum by Miranda Lambert
Best New Age Album - Winds Of Samsara by Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Best Improvised Jazz Solo - Fingerprints by Chick Corea
Best Jazz Vocal Album - Beautiful Life by Dianne Reeves
Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Trilogy by Chick Corea Trio
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album - Life In The Bubble by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Best Latin Jazz Album - The Offense Of The Drum by Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Best Gospel Performance/Song - No Greater Love by Smokie Norful
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - Messengers by Lecrae featuring For King & Country
Best Gospel Album - Help by Erica Campbell
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. by For King & Country
Best Roots Gospel Album - Shine For All The People by Mike Farris
Best Latin Pop Album - Tangos by Rubén Blades
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album - Multiviral by Calle 13
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) - Mano A Mano - Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernandez by Vicente Fernandez
Best Tropical Latin Album - Mas + Corazon Profundo by Carlos Vives
Best American Roots Performance - A Feather's Not A Bird by Rosanne Cash
Best American Roots Song - A Feather's Not A Bird by Rosanne Cash
Best Americana Album - The River & The Thread by Rosanne Cash
Best Bluegrass Album - The Earls Of Leicester by The Earls Of Leicester
Best Blues Album - Step Back by Johnny Winter
Best Folk Album - Remedy by Old Crow Medicine Show
Best Regional Roots Music Album - The Legacy by Jo-El Sonnier
Best Reggae Album - Fly Rasta by Ziggy Marley
Best World Music Album - Eve by Angelique Kidjo
Best Children's Album - I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai) by Neela Vaswani
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) - Diary Of A Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
Best Comedy Album - Mandatory Fun by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Best Musical Theater Album - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers; Carole King, composer & lyricist; Original Broadway Cast)
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media - Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media - The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alexandre Desplat
Best Song Written For Visual Media - Let It Go by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Best Instrumental Composition - The Book Thief by John Williams
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella - Daft Punk (Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers; Pentatonix)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals - New York Tendaberry by Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
Best Recording Package - Lightning Bolt by Pearl Jam Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package - The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) by Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
Best Album Notes - Offering: Live At Temple University by Ashley Kahn, (John Coltrane)
Best Historical Album - The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 by Hank Williams
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Morning Phase by Beck Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical - Max Martin
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical - All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Remix) (Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend)
Best Surround Sound Album - Beyoncé (Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé)
Best Engineered Album, Classical - Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending (Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
Producer Of The Year, Classical - Judith Sherman
Best Orchestral Performance - Adams, John: City Noir by David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)
Best Opera Recording - Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers by Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
Best Choral Performance - The Sacred Spirit Of Russia by Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance - In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores by Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
Best Classical Instrumental Solo - Play by Jason Vieaux Best Classical Solo Vocal Album - Douce France by Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
Best Classical Compendium - Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances by Partch; John Schneider, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition - Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean by John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Best Music Video - Happy by Pharrell Williams
Best Music Film - 20 Feet From Stardom by Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Grammy Trustees Award - Richard Perry, George Wein, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil President's Merit Award - Martin Bandier
Lifetime Achievement Award - George Harrison, Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter, Pierre Boulez and Flaco Jimenez.
Boyhood, The Theory Of Everything and The Grand Budapest Hotel were among the big winners at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday (08Feb15). Boyhood scored the coveted Best Film prize, while filmmaker Richard Linklater claimed Best Director and Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.
Hawke accepted the director award on Linklater's behalf, as the filmmaker had opted to attend the Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles the previous night (07Feb15) instead. Hawke says, "He was hijacked at the DGAs and sat there losing and is going to be really, frankly, p**sed off, that he’s not here tonight."
Linklater lost the top directing prize at the DGA ceremony to Birdman's Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
The Theory of Everything was another triple winner, scoring Outstanding British Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Leading Actor for Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking.
In his acceptance speech, the star paid tribute to Hawking and his wife Jane, who were in the audience at London's Royal Opera House, saying, "I would like to thank them for their trust in us, their generosity and their kindness and for reminding me of the great strength that comes from having the will to live a full and passionate life."
The Grand Budapest Hotel landed the most prizes of the night with five, but its biggest win was in the Best Original Screenplay category for writer/director Wes Anderson, with the remaining accolades coming in the technical categories, including Costume Design, Production Design and Original Music.
Julianne Moore continued her awards season streak with the Leading Actress honour for Still Alice, while J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash and Unbroken's Jack O'Connell was named the EE Rising Star.
Other winners included Citizenfour for Best Documentary and The Lego Movie, which picked up the Best Animated Film prize, despite being snubbed in the Oscar nominations.
During the ceremony, British royal The Duke of Cambridge and Robert Downey, Jr. paid special tribute to late actor/director Lord Richard Attenborough via video message. Attenborough, who directed Downey, Jr. in 1992 biopic Chaplin and served as BAFTA Chairman for eight years, died in August (14). The Iron Man star said, "I'm sad. I miss you Dicky," before reciting the opening lyrics to Smile by Charlie Chaplin.
The main In Memoriam tribute section honoured a number of late stars including Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Harold Ramis and Mickey Rooney.
The full winners list is as follows:
Best Film: Boyhood
Outstanding British Film: The Theory of Everything
Best Director: Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Best Leading Actor: Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
Best Leading Actress: Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Adapted Screenplay: Anthony McCarten - The Theory of Everything
Best Original Music: Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel
EE Rising Star Award: Jack O'Connell
Best Animated Film: The Lego Movie
Best Documentary: Citizenfour
Best Film Not in the English Language: Ida
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone - Pride
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman
Best Special Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter - Interstellar
Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Makeup and Hair: Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Sound: Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann - Whiplash
Best Editing: Tom Cross - Whiplash
Best Short Film: Boogaloo And Graham
Best Short Animation: The Bigger Picture
BAFTA Fellowship: Mike Leigh
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: BBC Films.
Late author Stieg Larsson's popular Millennium Trilogy, which includes the books The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, is to become a quartet. David Lagercrantz has completed That Which Does Not Kill, a continuation of the story, and it will hit stores in 35 countries in August (15).
The Millennium trilogy was published after Larsson died in 2004 and the books were adapted into three hit Swedish films, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was also adapted into an American film starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.
James Corden has been dismissed as just a "tubby kid" from Britain by U.S. TV veteran David Letterman in a scathing attack ahead of the actor's late night talk show debut later this year (15). The British sitcom star has been tapped to replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show and is due to begin his new job at the end of March (15).
Ferguson left the show in December (14) and a number of guest hosts have been filling the vacant slot before Corden takes over.
Letterman made an appearance on the show this week (beg26Jan15) and discussed Corden's absence with guest host Regis Philbin, blasting the British newcomer and questioning his commitment to the job.
The veteran TV star, who has been a late night regular for more than 30 years, told Philbin, "Did they give you this show? I thought it was that chubby guy that got the show, from Great Britain, from England... Why isn't he ready? Well, let me ask you a question. When they said to you: 'Regis, come to New York and do a show?', did you say: 'Meh, I need four to five months to put my things in order'? No. You were here. You were here Monday, right?... They call you Friday, you're here Monday. Where's the tubby kid who's taking over the show?... How bad does he want to do a show? Where is he? Why are we talking to you?... Where is he?...
"I'm just saying, if I've invested my money in a guy to do a show and he says: 'I'm going to need a couple of months', I think that's a flag... This guy... Is he even in this country? Don't you think that's a question that should be answered - where is the guy? I do... Let me tell you this, and God forbid, I don't wish ill on anyone but I think something's gone wrong or he'd be here."
Corden, who was announced as the new host in September (14), is due to make his debut on 23 March (15).
Comedian Larry David has broken Broadway box office records with his theatre debut Fish In The Dark a week before he steps onto the stage. The play, written by and starring the Curb Your Enthusiasm actor, doesn't begin previews until 2 February (15), but fans have been rushing to secure their tickets to the new comedy, with some paying as much as $425 (£266) per person.
As a result, advance ticket sales have raked in an impressive $13.5 million (£8.4 million). The high demand beats that of previous record holder, a 2013 revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, which starred real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz. That production boasted pre-sale figures of $13.05 million (£8.16 million).
Fish in the Dark, which will be directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and co-star Rosie Perez, will open at the Cort Theater on 5 March (15) for a limited 18-week engagement.
James Bond star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes have promised fans the next 007 movie Spectre will be even better than their box office smash Skyfall.
Mendes unveiled the 24th installment in the franchise on Thursday (04Dec14) and its title, referring to arch villain Blofeld's sinister terrorist organisation, has sparked speculation of a return to the popular plotline of the early movies. The director has now revealed that Spectre picks up the narrative two years on from Skyfall and he insists the script is so good that he changed his mind about not returning to the franchise.
Mendes says, "I changed my mind because of the script and the story, and I felt a connection to the characters that we created in the last movie, and I felt that there was another story to tell, maybe a story I wanted to finish that was begun in the last movie, which is not to say that this is the same story but it's the same characters two years on."
Craig, who will be starring in his fourth Bond film, adds, "We have Sam directing it again, some of the same great cast, and I believe we have got a better script than last time, so here we go!"
Spectre will feature a return for Skyfall stars including Ben Whishaw as gadget-master Q and Ralph Fiennes as 007's newly-installed boss M, as well as roles for Christoph Waltz, David Bautista, and Andrew Scott. Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux will feature as Bond girls.
Movie superspy James Bond looks set to face his old enemy Spectre and its villainous boss Blofeld in the upcoming 24th installment in the franchise. Six of the early 007 movies in the 1960s and '70s featured Bond doing battle with the sinister organisation bent on destroying espionage and provoking war between East and West before Blofeld was apparently killed off in 1981's For Your Eyes Only.
However, director Sam Mendes announced on Thursday (04Dec14) that the next film in the series, due for release on 06 November (15), will be titled Spectre, sparking fevered speculation he is to revisit the popular plotline.
Joining 007 actor Daniel Craig onscreen will be Christoph Waltz, David Bautista, and Andrew Scott, and the spy will also be flanked by two new Bond girls, played by Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Mendes says, "The title of the 24th Bond movie is Spectre. Those of you who have some knowledge of the Bond franchise and the legend of Bond will probably have some idea what that refers to but I couldn't possibly comment..."
Filming for Spectre will begin next week (begs08Dec14).
Rockers U2 have booked a week-long TV residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Beautiful Day hitmakers will perform for five nights on the U.S. show, beginning on 17 November (14).
The news comes days after Metallica announced a week-long residency, which is set for the same week, on outgoing host Craig Ferguson's late night show The Late Late Show.
Announcing the news to his viewers on Monday (03Nov14), Fallon said, "U2 is coming back Monday, November 17, for an entire week."
U2 was the first musical guest to perform on Fallon's debut show on 17 February (14).
The Foo Fighters recently spent a week performing on Fallon's rival show The Late Show With David Letterman.